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Why It’s Been A Great Year To Play EuroMillions Plus

Last Updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017, 09:20 am

One EuroMillions Plus player landed the €500,000 top prize in Friday night’s draw, taking the total number of jackpot wins on the game to 15 since the start of the year. As the hunt for the lucky ticket holder begins, take a look at some of the reasons for EuroMillions Plus’ popularity and prosperity in 2017.

The EuroMillions Plus numbers drawn on Friday were 2, 6, 12, 26 and 48, and the winning ticket was sold at Dunnes Stores in the Ashleaf Shopping Centre in Crumlin, Dublin. Irish National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin said: “Irish EuroMillions players are certainly enjoying an incredible run of luck with three mega EuroMillions jackpot wins in 12 months and 15 EuroMillions Plus wins of €500,000 in 2017 alone.”

While EuroMillions Plus does not offer the same huge jackpots as the main game, there is still a life-changing top prize of €500,000 up for grabs in each draw. In comparison, the players who matched all five EuroMillions numbers without any of the Lucky Stars in Friday’s main game received a prize of €81,368 each.

The EuroMillions Plus jackpot is a fixed amount, so you are guaranteed to win half a million euros even if there are other players who match all five main numbers. The odds of winning the top prize are also significantly better than in the main game, while there are other fixed rewards for matching three or four numbers.

As EuroMillions Plus is a supplementary draw, you can only play if you have also entered EuroMillions. The five main numbers you choose are then used for both games, and it is possible to win prizes in both draws.

Confidence will be high that the EuroMillions Plus jackpot will be struck again this week, while players can also dream about winning the fantastic EuroMillions top prize of €45 million in tonight’s draw. July has already proved to be a very lucky month for players in both EuroMillions and EuroMillions Plus, and you can give yourself a chance of winning by picking numbers online or visiting an authorised retailer in Ireland.

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